Douglas A. Richardson

 
 Douglas A. Richardson was born on December 8, 1934 to Vadis and Evelyn (Johnson) Richardson. He moved to the family farm in Leon Township when he was 5 years old.  He attended Herseyville School near Rockland, then Rockland School and graduated from Sparta High School in 1952.
   Doug attended a six month agriculture course at UW-Madison.  He worked at West Bend Aluminum and then moved back to the family farm. He worked the dairy farm which he bought from his father and retired in 2000. He then raised Limousin cattle for 10 years and retired in 2010.
   Doug married Frances Ziegler on October 31, 1959.  He loved playing baseball, softball, bowling, and hunting. He enjoyed going to Limousin cattle sales and doing a little traveling.
   Douglas passed away at his home in Leon on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 18 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dariel Keal; and a brother-in-law, Mike Ziegler.
   He is survived by his wife, Fran of Leon; his children, Carol (Thomas) White of Fox Lake, WI, Vicki (Robert) Meyer of Leon, Lois (Joseph P.) Flock of Leon, Alan Richardson of Ashley, ND, and Lisa (Nicholas) Sphatt of Terrebonne, OR; 17 grandchildren, Kristin (Nick), Greg (Lindsey), Ben, Kyle, Austin, Kelli (Jim) Jenn (Zac), Morgan, Ashley (Josh), Miranda (Justin), Maggie, Abbey, Lydia, Hannah, Amelia, James, and Gavin; 5 great grandchildren, Warren, Ivan, Walter, Evelyn, and Lawrence; a brother, Vadis (Maria) Richardson, of England; brother-in-laws, Tom Keal of Sparta, Vernon (Bonnie) Ziegler of Sparta, Roland (Karen) Ziegler of Sparta, and Norman (Darleen) Ziegler of Sparta; and sister-in-law, Pat (Roger) Suhr of Sparta.
   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Mark Kvale officiating.  Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, Leon.
   Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday (today) from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of services.  Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com
            The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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